‘Buhari will be discouraged from re-contesting if he declares intention now’ – Presidency
Mr Adeshina was speaking to journalists over the weekend while fielding questions on when the president was likely to contest.
“You know the peculiarity of Nigeria, particularly now. If the president speaks too early, it’s a problem. There is a lot of sabotage in the country.
“You have also heard so many have said ‘don’t run.’ Because they know that if the president runs, other people should just run away because they don’t have the foggiest chance in hell to beat him. So, they want to discourage him from running.
“Now, if he tells you ‘I’m going to run,’ and elections are still one year away, it gives them one year to sabotage the entire country from all fronts – politically, socially, economically – they would throw everything at him just to dissuade him from running,” he said.
Mr Adeshina it still makes a lot of sense for the president to keep things close to his chest until when it is ok.